With the rebound of the U.S. real estate market and the current competition for talent, companies that distanced themselves from home sale assistance often have found themselves at a disadvantage. However, given the current trends impacting U.S. domestic relocation policy, it’s worth taking another look at relocation home sale assistance as a strategic tool for at least some employees. Read More
Category: U.S. Relocation
This is a particularly dynamic time for companies that relocate employees within the U.S. Several overarching social and demographic trends are influencing the way we work, and employee expectations can vary greatly across generations, locations and industries. Similarly, company needs and competitive situations can vary widely, depending on industry, location and business strategy. A start-up company likely will have different mobility goals than an established corporation.
The term “best practices” recognizes an ongoing industry collaboration to identify ideas or solutions that increase employee and business stakeholder satisfaction while creating efficiencies. The current U.S. domestic best practices outlined in our latest eBook for global mobility professionals provide a useful starting point for developing or reviewing your own domestic relocation policy. Ultimately, your company’s best practices will be the policy elements most closely aligned with your culture and business objectives.
The core relocation benefit ensures there is some level of parity and predictability among relocating employees and that all employees receive the basic benefits needed to get the transfer done. For domestic relocations, such a core flex program benefit might include: relocation counseling, home marketing assistance, rental or home finding assistance, final trip to the destination, and shipment of household goods.
Additional flexible elements that could be matched to the employee’s requirements could include: Read More
Core-flex relocation programs build in flexibility and minimize costly exceptions, and ultimately this model can increase employee satisfaction and acceptance rates for both international relocations and domestic relocations. In addition, a carefully considered core-flex program can help companies to:
– Gain a recruiting edge
– Tailor relocation benefits more closely to employee or candidate needs
– Make employees feel more valued and invested in the process
– Empower hiring managers, business units, regional locations, etc.
– Eliminate or at least dramatically reduce exceptions
The core-flex model has become one of today’s most talked-about employee relocation programs. As the name suggests, core-flex incorporates a defined, core relocation benefit and a flexible selection of optional benefits to supplement this core. Along with lump sum packages, core-flex programs are an increasingly popular way to add flexibility and align mobility benefits with employee needs.
Two major factors are driving the need for more agile mobility programs: the keen battle for talent in a full-employment labor market and the growing population of millennial transferees. Recruiters and hiring managers who are eager to sign the best talent need every tool at their disposal, including mobility benefits that make relocation more attractive. For their part, millennials are accustomed to an array of choices in almost every aspect of their lives. They value personal control and dislike corporate mandates.
During Worldwide ERC’s Americas Mobility Conference in Atlanta, WERC President & CEO Peggy Smith caught up with TRC Global Mobility’s Leo Capotorto to talk disruption, innovation and trends within the talent mobility industry.
Leo came to the US from Argentina and he brings a unique perspective to the mobility business. He points to his culture in shaping his philosophy of not making a big deal over the disruptions that will inevitably impact the industry, but instead to “go with the flow.” He emphasizes that disruption is a “good thing,” but advises that you have to adapt fast. Read More
Until recently, the world seemed to be moving inexorably closer, with “us” and “them” giving way to a more global sensibility. Recent populist political movements, from Brexit to Trumpism to Italy’s Five Star Movement and France’s National Rally Party, have challenged this narrative, advocating for a return of local sovereignty and the primacy of national interests. The implications are significant for global mobility and companies that depend on a free flow of talent.
In a recent TRC Global Mobility/Worldwide ERC Learning Zone webinar, Dean Foster, Founder, DFA Intercultural Global Solutions and Executive Strategic Consultant, Dwellworks Intercultural, discussed how cultures and companies are adapting and responding to the new post-global world. He noted that culture is the DNA of a nation. Everything else—politics, economics, social and business life—is a consequence of this culture.
Dean discussed some on-the-ground daily mobility challenges in three areas: Read More
New Mercer Study: What Will Attract Talented Workers to the World’s Emerging Megacities—and What Will Keep Them There?
According to a new Mercer study, People First: Driving Growth in Emerging Megacities, 47% of GDP growth between 2010-2025 will come from 443 growth economy cities worldwide. The underlying research question was what will attract the most talented workers to these growing cities—and what will make them stay?
Mercer surveyed 7,200 people in 15 cities and seven countries, asking them what is most important to them in the place they live and work. The results help us to understand what motivates people to stay in or move to a particular city—something of material importance to employers that are competing for talent. Read More
The following post was originally published on November 29, 2018 by Worldwide ERC.
The movement of government offers clues to the way business will unfold, as new lawmakers enter and others depart. With the recent elections in the United States, we want to provide you with an understanding of the impact such changes could have on mobility.
On November 6, midterm elections (which occur halfway between presidential elections for open Congressional seats) were held, resulting in Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans expanding their majority in the United States Senate to 53-47. Democrats gained a net of 40 seats in the House. Read More